Friday, July 20, 2007
Today we feature a portrait of famed Sioux chief and warrior Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull is remembered as the man who defeated Custer and his 7th Cavalry. After this 1876 battle, Sitting Bull became a fugitive. Over the next year, US Army forces relentlessly pursued the Sioux, forcing many of the Indians to surrender. Sitting Bull refused to surrender, and escaped into Canada, where he remained in exile for many years, refusing a pardon and the chance to return. Hunger and cold eventually caught up with him, and on this day (July 19th) in 1881, Sitting Bull, his family, and a few remaining warriors surrendered to Army forces.